Klinker Brick 1850 Red 2012

Klinker Brick 1850 Red 2012

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  BN#566949
Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Region: California » Central Valley » Lodi
Producer: Klinker Brick
Alcohol: 15.4%
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Product Description

“If you’ve been a customer of Suburban you may know by now that still to this day I consider the Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel bottling of Klinker Brick to be the “go to” Zinfandel for under $20 bucks so when I came across this I was already excited to taste it.

Some quick notes in case you are not familiar with Klinker Brick:

Steve and Lori Felton, the owner of Klinker Brick Winery are 5th generation farmers. Their vines are primarily old vine Zinfandel and are planted along the Lodi Mokelumne River region and in the Clements Foothills. For over a century, the family has sold their premium, old vine fruit to benchmark Zinfandel producers until 2000 when Steve and Lori founded Klinker Brick Winery in Lodi, CA. The 250 acre estate is planted on sandy loam soils with vines that range from 35-110 years old and are head-trained and dry farmed.

Now back to this wine:

So Klinker Brick is fairly well known for their Zinfandels, but this 1850° blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel is a pure drinking pleasure.

It's big...really BIG. There’s lots of extraction in a wine that tastes like Cabernet with a hint of Zin-like spiciness. The fruit is super sweet, chocolate oozes from the glass with a dense; graphite note compliments the unctuous fruit. This is a monster of a wine that screams for some meat if food is in the cards for the evening; otherwise just enjoy a glass on its own!

I will say that I had this up against the new vintage of my WOTY from last year, 2012 Venge Scout’s Honor, and while that was a treat to drink as well I felt it may have been too sweet even for my liking.
So without a further ado please welcome the 2012 Klinker Brick 1850° Red to your wine glass and enjoy it over this holiday and winter season!” Jason Fiore – Suburban’s Domestic Wine Buyer

Tasting Note: 1850° is a unique Lodi red wine blend designed by our winemaker and is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petite Sirah and 10% Old Vine Zinfandel. With aromatics of black currant, raspberry, red licorice, eucalyptus with just a hint of black pepper, the wine has an enticing aroma. On the palate, dense layers of raspberries and stone fruit are coupled with cinnamon and spice. If you like them big then look no further!

Wine Enthusiast

This bold, firm-textured and full-bodied wine still sips easily because of its elegant balance and fine-grained tannins. It smells like sweet oak and red cherries, tastes like ripe black cherries and chocolate, while the texture is mouthfilling but velvety. Those delicious nuances linger on the finish, too.

Score: 90, Jim Gordon, August 2015

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